If you drive down the Marina Loop Road where, on the western side stand rows of tenements which are residences of mostly fisher folks, you will notice little shrines – Hindu and Christian.
Just now, in a sandy open square set between a set of blocks in Doomingkuppam, a group is overseeing the painting of a shrine dedicated to Mother Mary ( Annai Vailankanni).
The shrine which holds a life-size statue of the madha, has been freshly painted with the theme of trees and woods this year.
This is done for the annual madha feast that starts on August 6 this year. It is celebrated in a grand manner with prayers said on 8 evenings , ending with a grand religious and social celebration.
Since this kuppam has a large number of Christians, the community contributes well for this feast.